Couple questions from a hanging newbie to the Pros

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Ok, I am gonna invest in a shiny new Bib Hanger , but I have a couple questions for you folks before I do.....

How do you hang up??

I have a low LOT and thats how I want to hang, I have heard of hanging over your shoulder in a chair, I cant really grasp the technique though....

And, I stopped manual stretching a while back because the pressure I had to stretch at was uncomfortable and gave me a lot of discolouration,, and my glans was maxed out, so full of blood it would look real bad after ten seconds, and it is now just a total permanent discoloration head.....

Do you have to attach the Bib as tightly as your hand would be while manual stretching , and does your glans get maxed out and discoloured with blood in the process???.....or does it just attach without constricting bloodflow???

Thanks
 

Bib

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Vlad,

>I have a low LOT and thats how I want to hang, I have heard of hanging over your shoulder in a chair, I cant really grasp the technique though....<

Guys hang at the upper angles in many different ways. I would hang OTS by way of a rope extension. I took a short piece of cord, and duct taped a 3x8 inch piece of cut out plastic milk carton to the rope (cushioning effect spreads the pressure on the chest and shoulder). The cord had a loop in one end, and a hook in the other. I hooked the weights on one end of the cord, swung them behind the chair, and hooked the hook on the hanger through the loop on the rope extension. Simple and fairly quick.

Other guys use a hook and pulley attached to the ceiling with a much longer rope extension. One guy uses a back pack with weights in it. He hangs up while standing or walking. The hanger attaches to a small cord linking the two straps on the backpack.

>Do you have to attach the Bib as tightly as your hand would be while manual stretching ,<

You have to tighten the hanger enough for the amount of weight you wish to hang. You want to grasp the internal structures with the front thumbs locking on the shoulders of the head. Not the head itself.

>and does your glans get maxed out and discoloured with blood in the process???<

Hanging can cause discoloration. This is due to the higher internal blood pressure. Mine would occur after a break of even a couple days. But when the soft tissues become adapted to the stresses, it seems the discoloration would not occur, or would be very slight. Also, for me the discoloration would go away whether I continued to hang or not. For me, I would get it after a break, and then it would go away as the tissues adapted.

>....or does it just attach without constricting bloodflow???<

Any hanging or stretching will constrict blood flow, if nothing else from the stretching of the blood vessels. With the Bibs, I tried to limit the amount of constriction.

Bigger
 
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Thank you very much Bigger

Didnt think I would get a reply on that one....

But got it from the man himself :)
 
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